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November 19, 2015 - 6:16pm
1 week 4 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A real estate company executive says he felt badgered and uncomfortable when he got what he believed to be inappropriate requests from a former New York state Senate leader to help his son.

Charles Dorego testified Thursday for a second day in Manhattan federal court at the corruption trial of Sen. Dean Skelos (SKEH'-lohs) and his son, Adam. Prosecutors say the senator arranged for more than $300,000 in revenue for his son in return for contributions and...

November 19, 2015 - 5:56pm
1 week 4 days ago

PALESTINE, Texas (AP) — A man has been formally charged with six counts of capital murder in the killing of a family at an East Texas campsite.

Anderson County District Attorney Allyson Mitchell issued the warrants Thursday afternoon against William Mitchell Hudson, who remains in the county jail in Palestine (pal-uh-STEEN') with bond set at $2.5 million.

According to a previous warrant, the 33-year-old suspect was drinking with the group Saturday...

November 19, 2015 - 5:56pm
1 week 4 days ago

SALEM, Utah (AP) — A Utah school is apologizing to parents after students were asked to create a terrorism propaganda poster in class to help them understand the goals of groups such as the Islamic State and the methods they use to gain support.

Nebo School District spokeswoman Lana Hiskey said the assignment at Salem Junior High School was canceled Thursday after several parents called to complain.

Hiskey says the assignment came from a first-year...

November 19, 2015 - 5:48pm
1 week 4 days ago

WACO, Texas (AP) — Defense attorneys representing bikers who were arrested after a shooting outside a Texas restaurant say they don't have access to key evidence because they refuse to sign the district attorney's unusual agreement to not share it with media.

Attorney Susan Anderson said at a news conference Thursday that the agreement violates the state's Michael Morton Act, which says prosecutors must permit defense attorneys access — without conditions — to the...

November 19, 2015 - 5:37pm
1 week 4 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who authorities say fled to Russia after stabbing his wife and her adult daughter in New York City has been convicted of murder. Prosecutors say it's only the second time someone has been convicted in Russia for a crime committed in the U.S.

The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office says Nikolai Rakossi was convicted Wednesday in Tula, Russia.

Rakossi's 56-year-old wife, Tatyana Prikhodko, and her 27-year-old daughter, Larisa,...

November 19, 2015 - 5:35pm
1 week 4 days ago

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The latest on the court cases involving two stars of the TV show "Alaskan Bush People" (all times local):

5:30 p.m.

A state court judge has rejected plea agreements for two members of the family associated with the Discovery Channel's "Alaskan Bush People" reality TV show.

Juneau Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg said he thought the sentence should have involved jail time.

Terms of...

November 19, 2015 - 5:29pm
1 week 4 days ago

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois Army National Guard soldier and his cousin will plead guilty next month to charges they conspired to provide material support to the Islamic State group.

An attorney for Hasan Edmonds and Jonas Edmonds said during a court hearing Thursday his clients are working on written plea agreements with prosecutors.

The Aurora men are accused of plotting to attack the Joliet Armory with assault rifles and grenades....

November 19, 2015 - 5:29pm
1 week 4 days ago

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal appeals court is allowing a vote count to proceed in an ongoing Native Hawaiian election.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected an emergency request to stop the votes from being counted once voting ends on Nov. 30.

Native Hawaiians are voting to elect delegates for a convention to come up with a self-governance document. Native Hawaiians are the last remaining indigenous group in the U.S. that hasn't...

November 19, 2015 - 5:22pm
1 week 4 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is issuing new rules aimed at reducing the tax benefits available to companies that move their tax addresses overseas.

But Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says there is only so much the administration can do and called on Congress to pass legislation to stop the maneuvers, known as tax inversions.

The new Treasury rules would make it harder for a U.S. company to qualify for a tax inversion. But they don't...

November 19, 2015 - 5:21pm
1 week 4 days ago

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — 5:11 p.m.

Jurors have recessed after their second full day of deliberations without reaching a verdict in the trial of ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship.

They began deliberating for about an hour Tuesday and all day Wednesday and Thursday.

Earlier Wednesday, jurors said they could not agree on a verdict, but the judge sent them back to continue deliberating.

Blankenship is charged...

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